What Are The CCSVI Symptoms?

Those who have a history of Multiple Sclerosis or CCSVI in the family might wonder what kind of symptoms to look out for when avoiding the disease themselves. It is important to understand how these two conditions are linked and how they might affect you if you are a victim of either or both of them.

While not everyone who has CCSVI has Multiple Sclerosis, everyone who has Multiple Sclerosis has CCSVI. This is because CCSVI is characterized by veins that are not sufficiently able to carry blood back from the brain and the central nervous system to the heart. CCSVI is known to some as the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. However, it is hard to say whether it is the Multiple Sclerosis that causes the blockages of the veins, or vice-versa.

This is because the veins that are affected with CCSVI might soon be surrounded by lesions, which are what affect the neurons in the central nervous system. When the blood is not able to drain from the central nervous system back tot he heart, it could reflux back into the brain. As a result, the neurons are affected, and the myelin sheath is damaged. When the myelin sheath is damaged, the brain is no longer able to properly process messages to the rest of the body. Pulses of information can be slowed down, causing the motor functions of the human being to be negatively affected. A person who is affected by CCSVI can use medications to reverse these symptoms, and can even look into a procedure called “Liberation Treatment” to greatly improve their condition.

When a person has CCSVI, they might have no symptoms at all, or they might experience some minor symptoms such as muscle spasms or erectile dysfunction. Others still will have problems with their eyesight, or might experience urinary or bowel incontinence. Some might feel weakness in one or more of the limbs. If you or a loved one experiences one or more of these symptoms, there is a good chance that it could have any number of causes. Conditions that affect that central nervous system, such as CCSVI, can cause many symptoms that can be associated with many other diseases.

Those who experience symptoms of CCSVI should contact a doctor about tests such as Duplex Ultrasonography, Magnetic Resonance Venography, CT Venography, or Catheter Venography. A medical practitioner will be able to show you if there are any blockages or narrowing of the cardiovascular passages in the central nervous system, the major CCSVI symptom.

What Is The Difference Between Multiple Sclerosis And CCSVI?

While Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI are two separate conditions, it is very easy to become confused between the two. In essence, they occur within the same part of the body and have very similar symptoms. It is also possible that one causes the other, or vice versa. These two medical conditions have been associated with the other since their discovery.

Before the recognition of diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI, doctors believed in all sorts of superstitions regarding the brain. It was not until the late 19th century that conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, and other abnormalities of the central nervous system, were acknowledged. Soon, all doctors recognized the fact that mental illnesses are usually caused by disorders and injuries related to the brain.

Multiple Sclerosis was first diagnosed in England by a man named Dr. Moxen. Slowly, more and more research was conducted on those who experienced phenomenons such as dizziness, numbness, and loss of control over bodily functions. But even in recent years, little information has been made available about the debilitating disease.

When Italian doctor Paolo Zamboni discovered that his wife was victim of Multiple Sclerosis, he set out to research the condition and find a cure. What he discovered was that almost all patients of MS have narrow or blocked veins leading from the brain to the heart. Those with insufficient drainage of spent blood from the brain to the heart often had blood reflux back to the brain. This, he concluded, was the cause of the neuron damage that attributes to Multiple Sclerosis.

He called it, “chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency” or CCSVI. This newly discovered disorder was diagnosed in some patients who had not experienced the neuron damage associated with MS. While Zamboni believed that CCSVI is the cause of Multiple Sclerosis, other medical professionals argue that it is quite the opposite. Perhaps, they say, patients with MS are simply very likely to have problems with their veins, as well.

Zamboni developed a procedure, best known as Liberation treatment, which involves the use of medical balloons or splints to widen the passages that drain the blood from the brain. These damaged veins were often found to be surrounded by lesions that are often associated with Multiple Sclerosis. When these veins were able to carry blood freely from the brain and central nervous system, these damaged parts of the brain were able to work correctly to send impulses throughout the body and control the functions of life as they should.

As for Zamboni’s wife? She has not experienced Multiple Sclerosis symptoms post-procedure, and is happily enjoying her life symptom free. About half of all MS patients experienced a complete elimination of all symptoms after opting for Liberation treatment. Within the United States, it is rare to find a doctor who is able to do the procedure, and it has been banned in many states save for when performed for the purpose of research. Many patients have resorted to traveled outside of the country to find doctors who are willing to perform the operation. They feel they have nothing to lose, and many have faith that it is the true cure.